Nicole Newnham is a documentary filmmaker and writer based in Oakland, California. She recently co-produced and directed the critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated documentary, The Rape of Europa, about the fate of Europe’s cultural treasures during the Third Reich and Second World War. Nicole also co-produced and directed Sentenced Home, an Emmy-nominated documentary that follows three Cambodian refugees in Seattle who are deported back to Cambodia after 9/11. She field-produced Skin, a special for PBS and National Geographic about the science and culture of human skin, and co-produced They Drew Fire, a widely-acclaimed special for PBS about the combat artists of World War II, and authored the companion book distributed by Harper Collins. Her independent work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sundance Documentary Fund, and the Independent Television Service, among others. She has also worked producing short films, segments, and advertisements for a wide range of broadcast, corporate, and non profit clients, including Martha Stewart, Kohls, Virgin America, Country Music Television, Teachscape, and Catholic Charities.
Nicole earned a Master’s degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University in 1994.